About Rob

BOOKS: AS AUTHOR

— American Music Legends (Editor) – Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, 2005
— Tennessee State Symbols – Univ. of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, 2002
— Daughter of the Air: The Life of Cornelia Fort – Atlantic Monthly Press, NY 1999 / 2001 paper
— 50 Seasons: A History of the Nashville Symphony – Thomas Nelson, Nashville, 1996

 

AS CONTRIBUTOR

— The Ultimate Bird Lover – ed. Marty Becker – Health Communications, 2010
— Faith, Truth, and Freedom – Gerd Ludemann – Global Publications, Binghamton, 2002
— Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture – Rutledge Hill Press 1998; three articles

 

AS GHOSTWRITER OR EDITOR

CAL TURNER, JR. MEMOIR, pending
RESET YOUR LIFE by Bishop Joseph Walker, 2015, Thomas Nelson
— LOVE TO STAY by Adam Hamilton, 2013 – Abingdon Press
— THE WAY by Adam Hamilton, 2012 – Abingdon Press
— GROWING RICH by Randall Baskin, 2012 – Autumn Crest Publishing
— FORGIVENESS by Adam Hamilton, 2012 – Abingdon Press
— MARRIED FOR REAL by Eddie and Tamara George, 2012 – Abingdon Press
— THE JOURNEY by Adam Hamilton, 2011 – Abingdon Press
— THE SINGIN’ SALMON MAN by Arnie Deckwa 2011 – Cornet Bay Publishing
— 24 HOURS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD by Adam Hamilton, 2009 – Abingdon Press
— LED TO FOLLOW by Howard Olds and Cal Turner, Jr., 2008 – Abingdon Press
— CHRISTIANITY’S FAMILY TREE by Adam Hamilton, 2007 – Abingdon Press
— MOMENTUM FOR LIFE Michael Slaughter, 2007 – Abingdon Press

 

ARTICLES

More than 300 published in periodicals including:

— The Washington Post
— Guideposts
— Ducks Unlimited
— Field & Stream
— Birder’s World
— Free Inquiry
— Country Weekly
— The Conservationist
— American Songwriter
— Nashville Scene
— Creem
— Griffith Observer
— Country Journal
— Society of Biblical Literature Forum (formerly Religious Studies News)

 

POETRY

— Rolling Stone
— Epoch
— Kansas Quarterly
— Frogpond
— Modern Haiku
— Cicada
— Brussels Sprout
— Dragonfly

In other haiku magazines in the U.S., Canada, and Japan, and in the books:

— How To Write And Publish Poetry (1990, The WORDshop)
— How To Care For Your Aging Parents (1992, Mulholland Pacific)
— Haiku Moment (1993, Charles E. Tuttle), and Haiku World (1996, Kodasha International)

 

RADIO, TELEVISION, VIDEO, THEATER

— Trace Adkins, “The King’s Gift” Christmas tour, writer, 2013
— Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, Nashville Bureau Chief 2005-present
— American Country Countdown with Bob Kingsley. Nashville Bureau Chief 1995-2005
— Bob Kingsley Album Premiere Specials:
– Blake Shelton, “If I’m Honest,” Dial Global, 5/29/2016
– Martina McBride, “Reckless,” TuneIn, 4/29/2016
– Hank Williams Jr., “It’s About Time,” TuneIn, 1/15/2016
– Blake Shelton, “Based on a True Story,” Dial Global, 3/29/2013
– Blake Shelton, “Cheers, It’s Christmas,” Dial Global, 11/23/2012
– Taylor Swift, “Red,” Dial Global, 10/22/2012
– Miranda Lambert, “Four the Record,” Dial Global, 10/28/2011
– Ronnie Dunn, “Ronnie Dunn,” Dial-Global, 6/4/2011
– Brad Paisley, “This Is Country Music,” Dial-Global, 5/21/2011
– Taylor Swift, “Speak Now,” Dial-Global, 10/25/2010
– Kenny Chesney, “Hemingway’s Whiskey,” Dial-Global, 9/23/2010
– Carrie Underwood, “Play On,” Dial-Global, 11/3/2009
– Brad Paisley, “American Saturday Night,” Dial-Global, 6/20/2009
– George Strait, “The Road Less Traveled,” ABC Radio, 11/6/2001
– Alabama, “Dancin’ On The Boulevard,” ABC Radio, 4/7/1997
— Bob Kingsley Salutes America’s Veterans, two-hour special, ABC Radio, 11/11/2005
— Bob Kingsley Presents: 1989-2004, A Country Music Retrospective, ABC Radio, 5/1/2004
— Group Repertory Theater, Los Angeles. Music and lyrics, Mud Pies & White Dresses, 1995
— Nashville Symphony Orchestra, writer, 30-second TV spot, 1993. Addy Award
— Warner Bros. Records, writer, video bio, Marilyn McCoo, 1991. Addy Award
— Bridgestone USA, writer, industrial film, 1990.

 

ALBUM LINER NOTES

— Sony Legacy Series-Kenny Chesney 2010
— Sony Legacy Series-Sara Evans 2010
— Sony Legacy Series-Montgomery Gentry 2010
— SHARE project (George Jones, T. Graham Brown, Diamond Rio, Hal Ketchum, others) 2003
— 24, Point of Grace (Word/Curb/Warner Bros.) 2003
— 20 Year Box Set, Bellamy Bros. 1996

 

OTHER AWARDS

— Best Short Magazine Article, 2005, Southeastern Outdoor Press Assn., “Bullfrog,” South Carolina Wildlife
— 2nd Place, Columns, 2003, International Regional Mag. Assn. — For Wildlife Watchers
— 2nd Place, Features, 2001, Association of Alternative Newspapers — “Feathers And Blood”
— Best Feature Story, 2001, National Newspaper Assn. Better Newspaper Contest — “Feathers And Blood,” Nashville Scene
— Best Sports Feature 2000, National Newspaper Assn. — “Tough Enough,” Nashville Scene
— Best Column, 2000, International Regional Mag. Assn. — For Wildlife Watchers, South Carolina Wildlife
— Tennessee History Book Award, 1999, TN Historical Commission/TN Library Assn. Daughter of the Air

 

MISCELLANEOUS

— Facilitator, Nashville Diversity in Dialogue, 1999-2005
— Board of Directors, Alcohol and Drug Council of Middle Tennessee, 2004
— Board of Directors, Nashville Area Recovery Alliance, 2002-4
— Board Chairman, Tennessee Outdoor Writers Assn., 2000; President 1999
— Publisher, Tennessee Bicentennial Calendar — Altheus Press, 1996
— Mediator, Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, Davidson County General Sessions Courts
— Speaker, writing conferences, college classes, nationwide
— Scores of TV and radio appearances, including C-SPAN 2, CMT

 

LEISURE

— Running (17:18 5k, 1:20 half-marathon, 2:57 marathon, age 45)
— Birding
— Astronomy

 

PUBLICATIONS

— Music Connection magazine, Los Angeles, managing editor 1980-3
— The Bradford Era, Bradford, PA, city editor 1976-8; reporter 1974-6

 

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